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Tuesday 7 May 2013, 16:43
It was a gig I'll be trying to remember the flavour of for as long as tiny electrical pulses are prepared to dance across my cerebral cortex.
Tuesday 29 May 2012, 09:51
It's too hot to breathe, let alone listen to molten, leftfield, musical aceness. Central Station has a tin roof and tonight all of the cats are inside being baked. As Mowbird plug their instruments in, I'm dreaming of being reincarnated as a salmon, leaping out of chill, frothy waters on my way to a...
Thursday 10 May 2012, 14:03
Gareth Bonello is natural music. That's not great English, but a perfect summation of the man. In The Wire ("the Greatest TV Show Ever Made"â¢ - The Guardian reviews section) those with a natural inclination to protect and serve their districts are called 'natural police'. Gareth has a natural inclination...
Monday 30 April 2012, 09:03
As a homecoming present to their Welsh audience, they said they'd play Start Something, their second album, in its entirety. They promised us a special show. They delivered, in spades.
Lostprophets, touring their fifth album Weapons, have a formidable canon of work behind...
Monday 23 April 2012, 14:47
Pontypridd's Lostprophets have today confirmed today that their 28 April homecoming show at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena will be a special one-off, with their modern rock classic second album Start Something being played in its entirety.
Bassist Stuart Richardson told us: "We wanted to...
Tuesday 17 April 2012, 13:01
He might have represented Cyprus at Eurovision in 2010, but these days Jon Lilygreen is making an unusual start to his major-label quest for music stardom.
Lilygreen and Jon Maguire - as the duo Lilygreen And Maguire - have recently signed to Warner Brothers records, and are currently on a busking tour...
Tuesday 17 April 2012, 11:42
Two Welsh acts have been added to the supporting bill for this summer's Hard Rock Calling in London's Hyde Park.
Kids In Glass Houses will line up as support for Seattle legends Soundgarden on Friday 13 July.
Aled Phillips of Kids In Glass Houses told us: "We're really excited...
Monday 2 April 2012, 15:32
So, to my last day with The Joy Formidable. Typical that I should get used to the touring bus lifestyle on my final day with them. I slept last night; if not like a baby, well, like a big-sideburned toddler.
The trip from Philadelphia to Boston takes over seven hours, so we're still in transit when...
Thursday 29 March 2012, 10:05
Hertfordshire rock festival Sonisphere has been cancelled, organisers have confirmed this morning.
It was the Queen website...
Friday 16 March 2012, 14:23
I don't know anything about folk music, not really. I know I'm not much inspired by the folk stereotype: someone lost in the past with a finger in their ear. But using stereotypes to judge music is asinine: you could consign all country and western into a bin marked Billy Ray Cyrus, and all dubstep into...
Thursday 1 March 2012, 14:02
Harry Keyworth has got hands like slabs of stone. By day he's a builder in West Wales; by night he's a gobsmackingly dextrous acoustic guitarist and singer songwriter.
This, he tells us from the stage, is only his fourth gig.
Witnessing his assurance and between song banter, you'd...
Wednesday 22 February 2012, 09:42
I didn't sleep a wink the night before. At 4.30am, sat with eyes like pickled onions in front of my computer with a camomile tea that was neither 'soothing' nor 'relaxing' me, I decided that putting gigs on wasn't for me. The thing that had kept me up was, strangely, a good-mannered kindness:
Friday 17 February 2012, 12:15
The artists will play prior to kick off at Cardiff City Stadium on 29 February as Wales play Costa Rica in remembrance of the Wales manager.
Wednesday 8 February 2012, 12:58
On Friday 16 March Rhys will join Anna Calvi and Beth Jeans Houghton And The Hooves Of Destiny in Queen...
Tuesday 7 February 2012, 08:30
Crackling Vinyl began as an excuse to play some old records to some new people, somewhere with a bar and good beer. I wanted a musical refuge from all the weekend boozehounds demanding 'The Roses'. Then someone mentioned it might be an idea to get a couple of bands playing, artists sympatico with whatever...
Monday 23 January 2012, 09:46
Lostprophets have today announced a UK tour in support of their fifth studio album, Weapons.
The dates and venues are:
Tuesday 20 December 2011, 12:25
Manic Street Preachers played their one-off Greatest Hits show at London's O2 on Saturday, with guest appearances from Gruff Rhys and Nina Persson. We asked some attendees to give us their impressions of the night.
Greg Haver, Manics producer
Nearly 22 years ago one of my long defunct bands had a full...
Tuesday 13 December 2011, 08:40
Jayce Lewis is keeping a tour diary as he joins Gary Numan on tour in the UK, Russia and Ukraine.
Well, here I am on my day off in Southampton. I played what I think is the best UK show so far at the Southampton Guildhall last night. It's a huge venue with a sound system to match, and it made me grin...
Monday 12 December 2011, 15:30
Here's part one of Jayce Lewis's tour diary as he joins Gary Numan in the UK, Russia and Ukraine.
Well, here we are on to on tour with Mr Numan and co! The tour bus picked us up at 9am yesterday and, as always, it was a right nightmare to get a double decker to fit down my street, but it keeps the neighbours...
Wednesday 9 November 2011, 13:28
Three titans of Welsh music are joining Shelter Cymru this month to celebrate the homelessness charity's 30th anniversary.
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